Aug 10, 2015 4:22 PM by News Staff
A large shop in Palermo has been completely destroyed, while several others were damaged when a fire broke out Monday afternoon.
According to Butte County Cal Fire, the blaze started a little after 1 p.m. in a 2,000 square foot shop on Martha Lane.
The fire spread from shop into nearby vegetation and burned six acres. Several other outbuilding sustained damages.
Fire officials say that as of 2 p.m. the forward progress has been stopped and the fire is 60 percent contained. Palermo Road at Martha Lane is expected to remain closed until at least 6 p.m.
The cause is under investigation.